Will not work on macOSX Sierra

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15 Jun, 2016 01:35 AM

Note from GPGTools, December 30

Hi all,

yesterday, December 29th, we have sent an email to all of the watchers in this discussion.
Unfortunately we couldn't simply use our support platform to notify all watchers, since we were told that if the number of watchers exceeds a certain amount, no more email notifications will be sent.
Once we have received some feedback from our users, we will release the beta on our website and also through our beta update channel.

To clarify some things mentioned in this discussion:

  • Crash reporting is optional. You will be asked if you want to opt-in the first time GPGMail discovers a crash.

  • The reports certainly do not include any keys (neither secret nor public). They are standard macOS crash reports and you can find them under ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ to see what they look like

For those who just recently subscribed to the discussion, the email from yesterday is reproduced in full below.

Hope you all have a good start into the new year. Enjoy your celebrations!

<3 and ☀

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GPGMail for macOS 10.12 Sierra (Beta 1)

A long year is coming to an end and we are all looking forward to some cosy and fun festivities to welcome the new year.
But before, we wanted to finally reward your patience. So after a painful and long waiting time, extensive reverse engineering and re-writing of major parts of our codebase, we are very happy to share the first beta of GPGMail for macOS Sierra with you.


SHA256: 2bb29067e7f2705a51b22f23080ca767bba4735ce16711a7d950e582737e8aaf
GPG Signature: https://releases.gpgtools.org/GPG_Suite-2016.12b1.dmg.sig

As with every beta we don't recommend using it in a production environment just yet, since bugs and crashes may occur.
Please report any bugs you find via System Preferences > GPGPreferences > Send Report.

We have added optional crash reporting to GPGMail in order for us to better understand when and where crashes are occuring.

We wish you the very best and happy festivities,

your GPGTools Team



* If multiple private keys are available for the same email address, GPGMail currently picks one at random to sign the message
* Some messages might not load correctly. If you can provide us with an example .eml file we'd love to debug the issue.
* If you cancel the pinentry request for signing upon sending a message it might lead to unexpected behavior
* Inline PGP is currently not supported at all, PGP/MIME will be used instead
* "BCC" recpients are currently not treated differently from "TO" or "CC" recipients (gnupg --hidden-recipients option not currently in use)
* The GPGMail Preferences layout is a bit wonky (Mail -> Preferences -> GPGMail)
* Keys that are imported using gnupg cli or GPG Keychain might require a restart of Mail in order to be picked up by GPGMail
* Mail rules for signed or encrypted messages will not work for PGP/MIME signed/encryted messages.

To receive further betas, make sure you are on the beta update channel. Open System Preferenes > GPGPreferences and in the Updates section check the option to 'Include beta builds'. Consider enabling auto-updates to ensure you receive notifications about further beta updates.


Original first post was:
The entire suit will not work on macOSX Sierra. Hope you have went throught your way from Yosemite to El Capitain to Sierra.
Good Luck

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  1. 1201 Posted by Tim Yardley on 20 Nov, 2016 06:46 PM

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  2. 1202 Posted by Willy on 20 Nov, 2016 07:06 PM

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  3. 1203 Posted by Rüdiger on 20 Nov, 2016 07:17 PM

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  4. 1204 Posted by Lynn on 20 Nov, 2016 08:31 PM

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  5. 1205 Posted by BV on 21 Nov, 2016 05:17 AM

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  6. 1206 Posted by HoTell on 21 Nov, 2016 08:04 AM

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  7. 1207 Posted by Starbuck on 21 Nov, 2016 11:35 AM

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  8. 1208 Posted by Florian on 21 Nov, 2016 12:43 PM

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    Adding self for notification.

  9. 1209 Posted by Claudio on 21 Nov, 2016 12:58 PM

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  10. 1210 Posted by Shonn McNeill on 21 Nov, 2016 01:08 PM

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  11. 1211 Posted by GPG Curious on 21 Nov, 2016 02:50 PM

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  12. 1212 Posted by Thomas on 21 Nov, 2016 03:53 PM

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  13. 1213 Posted by HTG on 21 Nov, 2016 03:57 PM

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  14. 1214 Posted by Greg Tyree on 21 Nov, 2016 04:42 PM

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  15. 1215 Posted by Alex Honold on 21 Nov, 2016 05:48 PM

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  16. 1216 Posted by Joe Bradders on 21 Nov, 2016 06:02 PM

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  17. 1217 Posted by tulgeywood on 21 Nov, 2016 06:58 PM

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  18. 1218 Posted by John Rogers on 21 Nov, 2016 07:22 PM

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  19. 1219 Posted by Daniel Werner on 21 Nov, 2016 08:13 PM

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    Please let me know when there is a Sierra compatible version.

  20. 1220 Posted by Sam on 22 Nov, 2016 01:49 AM

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  21. 1221 Posted by andrea on 22 Nov, 2016 08:37 AM

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    waiting for the solution ....

  22. 1222 Posted by Marc on 22 Nov, 2016 09:06 AM

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  23. 1223 Posted by mami on 22 Nov, 2016 09:15 AM

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  24. 1224 Posted by Roman Brunka on 22 Nov, 2016 10:21 AM

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  25. 1225 Posted by Fabian Uitz on 22 Nov, 2016 11:23 AM

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    How I can support you guys?

    I'd like to use GPG on Sierra, so I thought I send u some money to get u going again :D . U guys take Bitcoins too?
    I dont have paypal


  26. 1226 Posted by T.L. on 22 Nov, 2016 11:38 AM

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  27. 1227 Posted by carl on 22 Nov, 2016 11:48 AM

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  28. 1228 Posted by ryder.dain on 22 Nov, 2016 01:19 PM

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    For anyone still going through this list, please feel free to copy and paste this instead of a "+1" so that everyone can see it.

    I've been a long time user of GPGMail, since OS X Snow Leopard. I was here when Lukas took over the project and made it more robust and useful, and I have watched them develop this from a simple integration of gnupg2 tools to one of the single most useful and cleverly designed add-ons to any part of the macOS habitat out there.

    Every single time Apple increments the major version number of their OS, it has taken six weeks to over three months to catch up simply because APPLE DOES NOT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS. This is due to many factors, including internal security concerns.

    Over the last several iterations of the OS, Mail.app has received much more than a facelift; as of Yosemite, it was suffering extreme feature creep issues and was fast becoming the most bloated pile of garbage since iTunes. With El Capitan, Apple apparently attempted to address some of this, but with Sierra I can easily imagine that the additional security features of the new OS are likely playing havoc with development.

    So when Steve announces that they're having a harder time than usual, and that the beta version doesn't give them a lot to work with, I believe it.

    See comment #64 to know what you can do to help.

    To repeat for everyone (as it's the most common question) if you want a consistent email GUI with GnuPG support, you'll need to use Thunderbird with the Enigmail plugin.

    Please help us enjoin Apple to open their API. Other plugins may not need this, because they tend to work off of the simple database storing references to your email; but PGP tools must be able to engage with the email itself during not only display, and delivery, but with the search features as well. That isn't easy.

  29. 1229 Posted by Paul on 22 Nov, 2016 04:15 PM

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  30. 1230 Posted by Nach on 22 Nov, 2016 05:35 PM

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